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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Socialpunk by Monica Leonelle Review

Title: Socialpunk
Author: Monica Leonelle
Release date: March 27th 2012
Rating: 5/5
Publisher: Spaulding House
Book Summary:

Ima would give anything to escape The Dome and learn what’s beyond its barriers, but the Chicago government has kept all its citizens on lockdown ever since the Scorched Years left most of the world a desert wasteland. When a mysterious group of hooded figures enters the city unexpectedly, Ima uncovers a plot to destroy The Dome and is given the choice between escaping to a new, dangerous city or staying behind and fighting a battle she can never win.


You would think that the future would be better than it is today. But for Ima, her "present day" is anything else but. Ima's Earth has become unlivable after the Scorched Years which forced the population of the world to live in domes. In this action packed novel the reader is thrusted into a world foreign yet intriguing!

Right from the prologue I was intrigued and sucked into the marvels that Socialpunk had to offer. I was enveloped by a futuristic world that piked my interest. Leonelle's characters came to life in front of me and her beautiful prose made the world appear in my mind perfectly. I know that if I had enough free time to just sit and read the book I would have finished it in a day; never having put it down until it was done!

The ending left me on the ultimate cliff hanger and I wish there was more after it, but that's what the next book is for right? Another 100+ pages of awesome?! Haha. Thankfully I can continue rooting for the person I'm roothing for through the next book. ;D

I can't wait to get my hands on the next two books Socialmob and Socialhood. I know both of these following books will be just as amazing as the first.

Thank you Monica for allowing me to read and review it! It's been amazing and I hope we can continue to keep in touch!


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Post where I talk about books and junk. . .

So, after a long hiatus from blogging I can finally say that I've returned! Yes, yes. After all of the AP portfolios eating my time and having no chance to read I have finally lived through my AP classes to relay to you "good reads."

I'm currently reading the second book to the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. It's SO GOOD. I cannot WAIT to write about it for you guys! EEP. I have a bunch of books lined up to read; The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan, City of Glass by Cassandra Clare, The Wizard of Time by G.L. Breedon and The Shardow of Spring also by G.L. Breedon.

I did finish my WIP finally, and I'm currently editing my heart out with it. Unfortunately, with the addition of new chapters, I'm only on chapter 12 of editing so it should be a fun time. I do want to finish before the summer so I'm working my butt off! Haha. I can't wait to relay good news if an agent accepts the book! I know, I can't get my hopes up. There are a lot of rejections, but acting and music have taught my that lesson so I've learned it. ;D

In other news, I may start reviewing essays just to review them. Over the course of AP Language and Composition I've had to read quite a few of those including titles by David Barry and John Ciardi (translator of Dante's Inferno).

Enjoy your day everyone!


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Quaker State Affair by Dan Romain

Title: The Quaker State Affair
Author: Dan Romain
Release date:
Rating: 2.5/5
Publisher: Two Harbors Press
Book Summary:
What happens when “some day” finally arrives?

A mysterious explosion in Taiwan. Nuclear secrets stolen from Los Alamos. China’s manifest destiny at hand.

In the near future, America and China go head-to-head in a battle of technological bluffs, setting in motion a chain of events that could lead to skyrocketing oil prices, the end of the dollar, the      American way of life, and the republic itself. The only man who might have an answer in the midst of the international crisis is Patrick “Mac” McDaniels, a world-renowned physicist who wants nothing to do with the government. Has he been conducting      revolutionary energy research in secret? And if so, will McDaniels be America’s salvation—or its ruin? 

I guess I was expecting something different when I read the synopsis for this book? I don't know. Something about it didn't really get to me. I couldn't  get passed chapter one. It could be that I was reading it on and off so I really didn't read it straight on, but I don't know. I've never just stopped reading a book and never finish it. I guess I could try again in a period of time where I do have time to just sit and read pages upon pages, but currently it doesn't catch my interest.

I'll be sure to post another review later on if I do end up reading it and finishing it.

Thank you, Nicole for allowing me to try to read this!